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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S revealed

September 22, 2014

The new Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S has been revealed, showcasing a “sporty and sophisticated” design theme inside and out.

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S

Based on the regular road-going Outlander PHEV, the Concept-S gives the SUV a distinct sporty look via a number of unique changes. At the front is an all-new ‘X’ grille layout with black chrome mouldings and some wrap-around headlights.

Around at the back a similar style is carried through, with plenty of chrome highlights, new elongated taillights, and a similar X layout which is designed to symbolise safety.

Inside, the Outlander is outfitted in a bespoke black and burgundy colour scheme, with soft leather for the seats, black wood grain accents for the dash, some silver highlights for an elegant look, and a centre console which is inspired by Japanese traditional black lacquered boxes.

Under the bonnet sits a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine which is linked up to two electric motors. One electric motor is used per axle, providing full-time all-wheel drive, just like the current showroom model.

Could this be a look into a facelifted Outlander of the near future? Or maybe a sports enhancement package? More details will be revealed at the Paris show next month. Stay tuned.

The production model Outlander PHEV is on sale in Australia now. Prices start at $47,490 for the base model LS and $52,490 for the flagship Aspire.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.